The MV Youth Hockey Travel Mite team played Barnstable to a 3-3 standstill at Kennedy Arena, Hyannis, Saturday. Alexander Dukota scored twice for the Islanders. His second goal tied the game with 20 seconds remaining on the clock. Also scoring, Dorian Johnson.
James Sashin was outstanding on defense in front of goalie Wyatt Jenkinson.
The girls U14/U12 team took on the Falmouth Pride , Sunday at Falmouth. The Islanders were short-handed with only eight skaters but had the lead until the score was tied with seven seconds remaining.
Both Celia Mercier and Gillian O'Callaghan scored twice. Assist credits went to Taylor Chisholm (2) and Lily Gazaille. Jamie Forend made 18 saves in goal.
At the B&G Club, Sunday morning, the Brazilian futsal league was in full operation. In the first game, the Hole Builders lost to Colorado, an off-Island team, 7-4. In the second game Matheus defeated Estopa, 4-1. The third game was 3-2 win for Ilha over Corona.
Coop is tops
Cooper Gilkes edged out former champion Steve Jordan in the MV Rod & Gun Club's Black Powder Shoot, Sunday. Phil Hughes finished third.
In the primitive firearm division, Brian Athearn captured first place with Albert Angelone second and Tim O'Bryan third.
All participants took home turkeys and/or hams donated by the Edgartown Stop & Shop and Cronig's Market.
Funds raised by the shoot will support the B&G Club's children's programs.
Grads to play on the Feast of Stephen
The annual MVRHS alumni/alumnae hockey games will be played Monday, December 26. The girls will face off at 1 pm, boys at 2:15 pm.
To learn more or sign up, call Kurt at 508-693-5329.
Half of Saturday's announced hockey games were played. The scheduled girls varsity season opener with Nauset was postponed due to snow, reportedly eight inches, on the outer Cape.
However, the Needham boys varsity left 13 inches of the white stuff (we were told) in order to make it for a Saturday scrimmage beginning at 11 am.
The Rockets proved to be a disciplined team with some excellent skaters and they maintained an edge, albeit a scoreless one, until midway in the third period when a bouncing puck made it past MV's sophomore goalie Alex Minnehan. Three and a half minutes later Needham increased its lead to 2-0.
The Vineyarders got one back with less than two minutes remaining when Ryan Rossi's shot was redirected in the crease by Tad Gold and hopped over Needham's third-period freshman goalie.
In a last-ditch effort, with time running out, a Vineyard shot from the left point missed the right post by inches and slid harmlessly by as the buzzer sounded.
The varsity boys hockey season opener was yesterday at Franklin. They play Bridgewater-Raynham at home on Saturday at 5 pm. The JV is home to Coyle - Cassidy, Friday at 6 pm.
The MVRHS girls opened at Falmouth yesterday and entertain Sandwich, Saturday at 1 pm.
The JV girls were home to an impressive Marshfield team at the Arena, Sunday. The speedy Ram Ma'ams dominated in every phase of the game. They scored their first goal just one minute into the first period and before it was over they had made it 5-0. The visitors added two more goals in both the second and third frames while taking 29 shots on goalie Laura Jernegan. The Islanders took none.
Before the JV game, the MV girls varsity took on Needham. It was a pretty even game although the Rockets finished on top, 4-1.
The Vineyard goal was scored by Captain Jennie Murphy.
RCBL week 5
In the late 1950s there was a big chestnut horse named Silky Sullivan that made a practice of hanging back and running last, well off the pace. Then, when he seemed hopelessly out of it, he would make a dash, overtake the leaders, and win by a nose.
The RCBL Timberwolves seem to have a bit of Silky Sullivan in their make-up. For the second week in a row they trailed in the early going, lagging behind the Legends at the half, 46-36.
Late In the third quarter they made a move, caught the Legends at 61 and ran away in the final frame to win going away, 83-74.
Jason O'Donnell had a game-high 27 for the Wolves, eight in the.last quarter. Travis Baptiste and Adam Rebello each contributed 13. Mike Joyce had 12, all from downtown, nine in the last quarter.
James Jennings (26) and Dale Rogers (25) were most of the Legendary offense.
In the second game of the evening at the B&G Club, the Lakers trailed the Heat at each milestone: by 5 after one, 6 at the half, 4 after three, and 8 (90-98) at the end. Damon Mello was high scorer, with 28, pacing the Heat offense. T.J. Roginski had 24. Also in double digits: Nathaniel Scott (13) and Clint Merrill (12).
Heath Estrella (27) James Scott (26) and James LaBell (21) did most of the damage for the Lakers.
Register to play in the annual alumni/alumnae hockey games at the Arena, December 26, by calling Kurt at 508-693-5329. Women play at 1 pm. Men at 2:15….On New Year's Day there will be a five-mile fun run, beginning at the Tisbury school at 10 am. All are welcome. No charge.